Issue Boards API

Every API call to boards must be authenticated.

If a user is not a member of a project and the project is private, a GET request on that project will result to a 404 status code.

Project Board

Lists Issue Boards in the given project.

GET /projects/:id/boards
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards

Example response:

[
  {
    "id" : 1,
    "project": {
      "id": 5,
      "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
      "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
      "path": "diaspora-project-site",
      "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
      "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
      "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site"
    },
    "milestone":   {
      "id": 12
      "title": "10.0"
    },
    "lists" : [
      {
        "id" : 1,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Testing",
          "color" : "#F0AD4E",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 1
      },
      {
        "id" : 2,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Ready",
          "color" : "#FF0000",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 2
      },
      {
        "id" : 3,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Production",
          "color" : "#FF5F00",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 3
      }
    ]
  }
]

Single board

Get a single board.

GET /projects/:id/boards/:board_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
board_id integer yes The ID of a board
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards/1

Example response:

  {
    "id": 1,
    "name:": "project issue board",
    "project": {
      "id": 5,
      "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
      "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
      "path": "diaspora-project-site",
      "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
      "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
      "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site"
    },
    "milestone":   {
      "id": 12
      "title": "10.0"
    },
    "lists" : [
      {
        "id" : 1,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Testing",
          "color" : "#F0AD4E",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 1
      },
      {
        "id" : 2,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Ready",
          "color" : "#FF0000",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 2
      },
      {
        "id" : 3,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Production",
          "color" : "#FF5F00",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 3
      }
    ]
  }

Create a board

Creates a board.

POST /projects/:id/boards
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
name string yes The name of the new board
curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards?name=newboard

Example response:

  {
    "id": 1,
    "project": {
      "id": 5,
      "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
      "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
      "path": "diaspora-project-site",
      "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
      "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
      "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site"
    },
    "name": "newboard",
    "milestone":   {
      "id": 12
      "title": "10.0"
    },
    "lists" : [
      {
        "id" : 1,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Testing",
          "color" : "#F0AD4E",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 1
      },
      {
        "id" : 2,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Ready",
          "color" : "#FF0000",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 2
      },
      {
        "id" : 3,
        "label" : {
          "name" : "Production",
          "color" : "#FF5F00",
          "description" : null
        },
        "position" : 3
      }
    ]
  }

Update a board

Introduced in GitLab 11.1.

Updates a board.

PUT /projects/:id/boards/:board_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
board_id integer yes The ID of a board
name string no The new name of the board
assignee_id integer no The assignee the board should be scoped to
milestone_id integer no The milestone the board should be scoped to
labels string no Comma-separated list of label names which the board should be scoped to
weight integer no The weight range from 0 to 9, to which the board should be scoped to
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards/1?name=new_name&milestone_id=43&assignee_id=1&labels=Doing&weight=4

Example response:

  {
    "id": 1,
    "project": {
      "id": 5,
      "name": "Diaspora Project Site",
      "name_with_namespace": "Diaspora / Diaspora Project Site",
      "path": "diaspora-project-site",
      "path_with_namespace": "diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
      "created_at": "2018-07-03T05:48:49.982Z",
      "default_branch": null,
      "tag_list": [],
      "ssh_url_to_repo": "ssh://user@example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
      "http_url_to_repo": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site.git",
      "web_url": "http://example.com/diaspora/diaspora-project-site",
      "readme_url": null,
      "avatar_url": null,
      "star_count": 0,
      "forks_count": 0,
      "last_activity_at": "2018-07-03T05:48:49.982Z"
    },
    "lists": [],
    "name": "new_name",
    "group": null,
    "milestone": {
      "id": 43,
      "iid": 1,
      "project_id": 15,
      "title": "Milestone 1",
      "description": "Milestone 1 desc",
      "state": "active",
      "created_at": "2018-07-03T06:36:42.618Z",
      "updated_at": "2018-07-03T06:36:42.618Z",
      "due_date": null,
      "start_date": null,
      "web_url": "http://example.com/root/board1/milestones/1"
    },
    "assignee": {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Administrator",
      "username": "root",
      "state": "active",
      "avatar_url": "https://www.gravatar.com/avatar/e64c7d89f26bd1972efa854d13d7dd61?s=80&d=identicon",
      "web_url": "http://example.com/root"
    },
    "labels": [{
      "id": 10,
      "name": "Doing",
      "color": "#5CB85C",
      "description": null
    }],
    "weight": 4
  }

Delete a board

Deletes a board.

DELETE /projects/:id/boards/:board_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
board_id integer yes The ID of a board
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards/1

List board lists

Get a list of the board's lists. Does not include open and closed lists

GET /projects/:id/boards/:board_id/lists
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
board_id integer yes The ID of a board
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards/1/lists

Example response:

[
  {
    "id" : 1,
    "label" : {
      "name" : "Testing",
      "color" : "#F0AD4E",
      "description" : null
    },
    "position" : 1
  },
  {
    "id" : 2,
    "label" : {
      "name" : "Ready",
      "color" : "#FF0000",
      "description" : null
    },
    "position" : 2
  },
  {
    "id" : 3,
    "label" : {
      "name" : "Production",
      "color" : "#FF5F00",
      "description" : null
    },
    "position" : 3
  }
]

Single board list

Get a single board list.

GET /projects/:id/boards/:board_id/lists/:list_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
board_id integer yes The ID of a board
list_id integer yes The ID of a board's list
curl --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards/1/lists/1

Example response:

{
  "id" : 1,
  "label" : {
    "name" : "Testing",
    "color" : "#F0AD4E",
    "description" : null
  },
  "position" : 1
}

New board list

Creates a new Issue Board list.

POST /projects/:id/boards/:board_id/lists
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
board_id integer yes The ID of a board
label_id integer no The ID of a label
assignee_id integer no The ID of a user
milestone_id integer no The ID of a milestone

Note: Label, assignee and milestone arguments are mutually exclusive, that is, only one of them are accepted in a request. Check the Issue Board docs for more information regarding the required license for each list type.

curl --request POST --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards/1/lists?label_id=5

Example response:

{
  "id" : 1,
  "label" : {
    "name" : "Testing",
    "color" : "#F0AD4E",
    "description" : null
  },
  "position" : 1
}

Edit board list

Updates an existing Issue Board list. This call is used to change list position.

PUT /projects/:id/boards/:board_id/lists/:list_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
board_id integer yes The ID of a board
list_id integer yes The ID of a board's list
position integer yes The position of the list
curl --request PUT --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards/1/lists/1?position=2

Example response:

{
  "id" : 1,
  "label" : {
    "name" : "Testing",
    "color" : "#F0AD4E",
    "description" : null
  },
  "position" : 1
}

Delete a board list

Only for admins and project owners. Soft deletes the board list in question.

DELETE /projects/:id/boards/:board_id/lists/:list_id
Attribute Type Required Description
id integer/string yes The ID or URL-encoded path of the project owned by the authenticated user
board_id integer yes The ID of a board
list_id integer yes The ID of a board's list
curl --request DELETE --header "PRIVATE-TOKEN: 9koXpg98eAheJpvBs5tK" https://gitlab.example.com/api/v4/projects/5/boards/1/lists/1